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November 28, 2002
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Bucs
Roles reversed for Bucs-Saints II
Tampa Bay has jelled and means to avenge Game 1 loss to slumping club.

Sack roll nets Rice NFC honor
TAMPA -- With his teammates long gone, defensive end Simeon Rice remained at One Buc Place past 7 Wednesday night, nearly four hours after practice, working in the weight room and watching film. This explains a lot.

Lightning
Lightning laments lost opportunities
LIGHTNING 1, SABRES 1: Kevin Hodson stops 22 shots while teammates miss on scoring chances.

Holzinger remains patient
BUFFALO -- Lightning center Brian Holzinger's broken left leg is healed, but piecing his game back together will require small, patient steps during the next several weeks.

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[AP photo]
Attorneys Benjamin Crump, left, and Daryl Parks, right, escort former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson after he posted bail.
College football
UF a reflection of coach's style
Players have adopted Ron Zook's work ethic, and it shows on the field.

McPherson charged
Former Florida State quarterback arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges for his role in the theft, forgery and cashing of a check.

UF extra points
STAT ATTACK

Jacobs cleared to face 'Noles
GAINESVILLE -- Florida receiver Taylor Jacobs will get his wish to play his final regular-season game near his hometown.

USF bowl chart: breaking it down
South Florida completed its season 9-2 and is looking to go to a bowl. Here are five possibilities, in order of likelihood USF could get a bid, with details on what the Bulls need to happen to get in. (Many bowls and conferences have flexible tie-in rules, so some scenarios are subject to change.)

Schools seeking end to violence
INDIANAPOLIS -- A weekend of frightening scenes at college football games is forcing university presidents and the NCAA to try to find ways to stop violence on college campuses.

Golf
61 gives Tiger 5th Slam title
POIPU BEACH, Hawaii -- Tiger Woods surprised even himself Wednesday.

NBA
McGrady, Magic dominate Lakers
ORLANDO -- Tracy McGrady had teammates to back him up, and Kobe Bryant didn't.

College basketball
Bulls pull away to win first
TAMPA -- Sarah Lochmann scored 15, all in the first half, and Jameelah Trimble had 10 of her 13 in the second as South Florida picked up its first win in its home opener Wednesday night, 56-44 over Chicago State.

Key 3s rally Cardinal past UF
NEW YORK -- They lengthened the 3-point line by nine inches for the Preseason NIT, but it hardly disturbed Stanford's Matt Lottich.

Cowans has 21 to lead FAU in rout
BOCA RATON -- Jeff Cowans scored a game-high 21 points as Florida Atlantic routed Nova Southeastern 86-60 on Wednesday.

Seminoles well-rounded in 83-47 win
TALLAHASSEE -- For the second straight game, Florida State jumped out to a big lead against an overmatched opponent and cruised to victory, this time 83-47 over Mercer on Wednesday.

Saluki watch
Darren Brooks scored 20 points and host Southern Illinois shot 63 percent in the second half to pull away.

Heels surprise Kansas
NEW YORK -- Freshman Rashad McCants energized North Carolina with some nearly flawless shooting Wednesday night and led the Tar Heels to a 67-56 victory over No. 2 Kansas in the semifinals of the Preseason NIT.

NFL
Thursday's games
Patriots (6-5) at Lions (3-8)

Eagles lose backup QB for 2-5 weeks
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia quarterback Koy Detmer is expected to be out 2-5 weeks because of a dislocated left elbow.

NHL
Canucks set franchise record by beating Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- You don't win a franchise record eight consecutive games without getting some breaks. Vancouver seem to get all the bounces Wednesday.

Et cetera
In brief
Union isundecided on Expos schedule

Always looking toward next race
Disappointed in his state finish, Jesuit's Andy Biladeau knows he will get another chance.

Pro tops $1-million for career
Randy Pedersen became a millionaire by winning the Pepsi Open on Sunday at Springfield, Pa., his first PBA title since 1999.

Preps
Moving to center stage
Normally a guard, Seminole's Jen Hansen will play a variety of spots, including in the middle.

Season practically perfect
King junior Laura Bowerman doesn't take long to become the state's best.

Packer better like to shoot
Largo point guard Mike O'Donnell, perhaps the county's best player, has few options when the Packers need points.

No disappointment to be found
Though they lost in the region quarterfinals, Calvary Christian and Canterbury are happy about the way their seasons turned out.

Outdoors: Daily fishing report
Don't put those stinger rigs away just yet. Though the inshore grouper bite has made it difficult to focus on kingfish, some still are around.

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